Chinese Road to High Technology by Xiaobai Shen

By Xiaobai Shen

This article presents an in depth perception into China's endeavours to procure the complex technical advantage which lie on the center of recent telecommunications. special first hand fabric is gifted in contrasting case stories within the box of public electronic switching platforms. The ebook explores the deep difficulties that beset the previous socialist process, how those are altering within the face of China's fiscal transition and its specific technological coverage of "walking on legs". A consultant to China, this publication additionally deals insights into the problems dealing with different constructing international locations. it's going to be of curiosity to academics and researchers, fairly within the components of chinese language experiences, improvement experiences, technological innovation and telecommunications, and contributors in proper excessive expertise industries and in executive and overseas corporations all for technological improvement.

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But they also posed a number of dilemmas. The first concerns whether to develop the technology locally or buy it in. In the latter case there were further dilemmas. Strategies of state control (or even nationalisation) of foreign firms, which might have been relatively successful in relation to earlier mature generations of electromechanical switching technology, might frighten away foreign companies, technologies and investment. Opening up the market for a single foreign supplier might make it more attractive for private firms to accept public requirements (for example, to keep costs low or allow for domestic production), but might lead to dependency.

Each country has its own peculiarities arising from its social and economic development history and position in the world economy and politics. Thus, development, including technological development, would better be seen as a strategic issue, and to some extent a race between developing countries, and a race with a powerful developed world. Decisionmakers seeking to develop successful technology strategies need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of a particular country and the scope for resorting to external opportunities in the world.

42). The informational weaknesses of the system interact with weakness of incentives: the lack of competitive incentives and the fragility of those linked to consumers' choice (Brus and Laski, 1989, p. 44). The lack of incentives for change within an essentially static system is the other fatal problem. The socialist incentive system relies on people's inspiration, government mandate and officially organised competitions (Zaleski and Wienert, 1980), which are in reality often unreliable. Because people had life-long tenure of employment within organisations, their sense of motivation, based upon general inspiration for socialist construction, gradually became eroded.

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